At this rate, we will be listening to “new” music from Tupac Shakur until the end of time. The king of rap may have been killed in 1996 (or was he?), but that has not stopped him from releasing seven(!) posthumous albums so far. His mother, Afeni Shakur, has recently made it clear that she is dedicated to putting out all of the music her son recorded in his lifetime for fans to enjoy and experience:
I believe it is our responsibility to make sure that Tupac’s entire body of work is made available for his fans. My son left many incomplete pieces and even more unfinished ideas. Using the blueprints he gave us, I am committed to fulfilling this duty.
Jampol Artist Management will be handling the estate of Tupac with help from Tom Whalley, the executive who signed Shakur to his first record deal. The company is also intent on releasing his entire body of musical work:
It’s our responsibility — and our privilege — to ensure that new generations of fans experience the power of Tupac’s music, his ideas and his storytelling.
We are grateful that 2pac still remains loyal to the game, even in death. Who’s stoked?